Dr. Sandra Hirsh Elected ASIS&T President


Today, the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
announced that Dr. Sandra Hirsh, director of the School of Library and
Information Science at San Jose State University (SJSU SLIS), will serve as
the organization's president. Hirsh will start her term as president elect
during 2014, and will serve as ASIS&T president during 2015.


"I'm thrilled to be selected to serve as ASIS&T president," said Hirsh.
"ASIS&T has always played a key role in my professional and scholarly
activities throughout my career."


Hirsh <>  has
served ASIS&T in many capacities since joining in 1994, including as chair
of the Information Professionals Task Force, on conference organizing and
program planning committees, and as a frequent conference presenter. 


Hirsh also serves as faculty advisor for the ASIS&T Student Chapter at SJSU
SLIS, which was named ASIS
99s-impressive-first-year-reaps-big-rewards> &T Student Chapter of the Year
in 2012. The SJSU information school reactivated the student chapter in
August 2011. During its inaugural year, the chapter created an impressive
array of resources and virtual networking opportunities for SJSU SLIS
students, who live across the continent while earning a degree in one of the
information school's fully online graduate programs.


As president elect and president, Hirsh plans to help ASIS
<> &T attract new members from across the
globe, increase the association's visibility, and continue to demonstrate
the value of the information profession. "I'm also eager to find new ways to
engage students with ASIS&T, as I've done at the SJSU information school,"
said Hirsh. "Students can bring new ideas and energy to our association, and
they play a pivotal role in the future of our association and our


Since joining SJSU SLIS in 2010, Hirsh launched the
ut-ciri> Center for Information Research and Innovation (CIRI), a virtual
research center aimed at developing research-based and innovative products
for the information profession. In addition, Hirsh is a founding partner of
rary-2013-worldwide-virtual-conference> Library 2.0 conference series, an
online, open global forum for academics, students, and information
professionals to discuss the future of libraries. She is also an advocate
for redefining the information professional
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Before joining SJSU, Hirsh held professional positions at leading global
companies, including serving as a senior user experience manager at
Microsoft and director of the Information Research Program at HP Labs.


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The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
(SJSU SLIS) is a recognized leader in online learning and is a member of the
Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) and Quality Matters. In 2012, the information
school's online programs received a score in the exemplary range according
to the Sloan-C Quality Scorecard
<>  for the Administration of
Online Education Programs.


SJSU SLIS prepares individuals for professional careers in the information
profession. The information school offers the following online educational
programs <>


*	Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
*	Teacher Librarian Program
*	Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA)
*	Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science
*	San Jose Gateway PhD Program


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